We love cooking, but we don’t love grocery shopping. Can I get an amen? First of all, grocery shopping can be a chore. Second, if you open your wallet afterward, little dust bunnies float out because it is empty. Not fun.
That’s why recipes with a handful of ingredients are the best – you don’t have to spend a lot of time shopping, and you save some money. Does your casserole really need 10 ingredients? Odds are, it doesn’t taste that much different from a 5-ingredient casserole. The main flavors are still going to stand out. You won’t get this advice from the big boys! 😉
Honestly, come dinnertime, you just want to eat, right? You don’t want to make a complicated meal. That’s for date nights and other special occasions. Follow up dinner with a dessert casserole, and you’ve got the best of everything.
For those that love home-cooked meals but don’t love spending time or money on something that will be cleared from a plate in under an hour, 5-ingredient recipes are a common sense option. Whether you love cheesy, cowboy-inspired flavor or something with a red sauce, there are plenty of options to keep dinner interesting.
We rounded up our fave 5-Ingredient budget-friendly recipes – we hope you like these cheap eats!
Five Casseroles: 5-Ingredient Budget-Friendly Recipes